COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN UPDATE MARCH 23, 2020
TO: All Staff, Parents, Caregivers and Community Stakeholders
DATE: MARCH 25, 2020
IMPORTANT NOTICE: ABA PATHWAYS CLINICAL SERVICES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Dear Community Partners:
Due to the Governor's Executive Order No. 2020-20 and Executive Order no. 2020-21 mandating “Stay home, stay safe” and suspending services that are “not necessary to “sustain or protect life”, Pathways is suspending its clinical operations as of March 24, 2020, until further notice to limit face-to-face contact. Pathways will be conducting telehealth sessions including parent training services and mental health services. This includes clinical operations in Georgia and California.
We are proud to inform you that due to our response plan developed and implemented March 13 and updated March 16 we have not had any reported suspected cases or confirmed cases of coronavirus related to or arising from our clinical operations. We are working hard to stay informed, analyze risks, be responsible and helpful to you. Pathways encourages you to contact the clinical director/regional director with any questions or concerns regarding how COVID-19 and Pathways’ plan affects you or to request a copy of the current CDC and local notices. You can also submit written feedback, questions, or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you desire to continue via telehealth services or home services, we may be able to
offer these services on a case-by-case basis and staff availability. While we take the position that Behavior Analysts and Technicians, OT’s, and SLP’s are considered “critical infrastructure employees” and that ABA services are essential services as medically necessary, we understand that there is a wide variety of concerns from patients and staff and we want to be responsive as much as possible. Please contact your case manager and Pathways Clinical Director/Regional Director to schedule your telehealth services plan for your patient to prevent regression in skills and maintain consistency during this crisis.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS PER THE CDC:
Practice self-isolation by staying home and limit any outings per the Executive Order;
Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from others, do not shake hands, hug or otherwise share or touch high use areas;
Frequently wash your hands for at least 20-seconds and use hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol content;
Limiting touching of the nose, eyes, and mouth;
If you are concerned you have been exposed to someone suspected of or with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or if you have the following symptoms, including cough, difficulty breathing and a temperature call your healthcare professional;
If you are having difficulty breathing, bluish nails and lips, disorientation, elevated temperature or coughing call 911.
Click here for the latest information from the CDC regarding COVID-19
On behalf of Pathways’ owners, with Pathways Pride,
ABA Pathways, LLC
Director of Legal Affairs
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